Eligibility rules allow you to define an arbitrary rule set for participation in a competition as a coach, a referee, or a player. Coaches that do not qualify will not be able to access their teams, and . Ineligible referees will not be able to see the competition (or division within a competition). and players who do not qualify will not be available to be assigned to teams.
Under Referee Setup on the Competitions menu, select Access Restrictions and you will be able to assign an eligibility rule either to the whole competition, or to specific divisions within the competition. Referee rules differ from player and coach rules in that they have the additional level of a divisional rule that will override the competition rule.
Alerting a User About Ineligibility
For referee rules only (at the moment), you may input text on a saved eligibility rule that will be displayed on the referee scheduler to notify a referee why they are ineligible and/or indicate the necessary steps for eligibility.
- Q: I edited a user's record to make them eligible to coach according to the rule I set up and I don't want to wait four hours for them to gain access to their team. Can I force the report to refresh?
- A: Yes! Go to the Report Center and expand the Eligibility Rules section. Find the eligibility rule you want to refresh and select the Refresh option.
- Q: Who (if anyone) can circumvent eligibility rules?
- A: Rules only apply to access granted to user from a coach assignment. If the division head of BU10 is also a coach in BU10 and is made ineligible, he or she will retain access to all teams in BU10 through the division director role. If the division head of BU10 is a coach in BU8, however, he or she will not retain access to that team.